A Virginia Buzz Kill for DUI Suspects

Virginia police could ask about last drink

By Teneille Gibson
|  Thursday, Feb 25, 2010  |  Updated 8:01 AM EDT
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A Virginia Buzz Kill for DUI Suspects

Virginia officers could soon start asking suspected DUI drivers the location of their last drink.

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“Where did you have your last drink?”

That’s a question Virginia police officers could soon be required to ask you if you’re pulled over for a DUI.

It’s part of a bill that would require officers to report your information along to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The legislation has already passed the House and now the Senate is about to vote. If it’s approved, Gov. Bob McDonnell will have to sign to make it law.

The bill’s sponsor, Delegate John O’Bannon (R-Henrico), wants to target businesses that do not follow alcohol laws. It’s a misdemeanor to serve alcohol to anyone who’s buzzed.

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